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Tips for planning a vacation to Europe

Before you can relish the authentic Spanish tapas, or experience the natural beauty of the rooftop terraces in Prague, there is a list of important things that you need to note down.

First and foremost, it is important to get your obvious documents in place. Make sure you have your passport and visa ready!

For Indian Passport holders, a Schengen Visa might be required. Travelling on a Schengen Visa means that the visa holder can travel to all member countries (22 EU states – excludes the UK) using one single visa, avoiding the hassle and cost of obtaining individual visas for each country. This is great for travelers who wish to visit several EU countries on the same journey.

If you are planning to rent a car there, make sure you have a valid car license of your hometown and the international driving permit.

For a well-planned escape to Europe, you also need to establish a budget; one of the most important things is to check the relevant foreign exchange rates online. Knowing the currency value will help you in deciding your trip budget with ease and will ease your shopping decision when wanting to compare prices with your home-country.

An international foreign currency exchange specialist like Travelex can provide great exchange rates at zero commission when you reserve your travel money on their website. Their online currency converter is also very useful in comparing different exchange rates. You can also request a free home delivery and their Forex experts are always happy to help.

Once you are decided on your budget and you know how much you will be spending approximately, choose the places that should be on your must-visit list, surf the internet and check out important matters such local hotels and accommodations, sightseeing, things to do, local food and delicacies, shopping, prices, any seasonal events as well as the weather forecast.

It is important to decide on a travel itinerary and think about local transport options and the approximate duration it takes before you take off to the continent. This will help you in understanding the amount of time you will consume in traveling.

Keeping all these things in place will definitely allow you to enjoy and have a memorable holiday.

Happy travel!